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May 20, 2014

Junior League, Sheffield Place, Connections to Success honored

Mission-based Support Kansas City recognizes three nonprofit organizations.

Nonprofit award winners

Support Kansas City recently honored three area nonprofit organzations for their strong financial management and strategic planning. The Mission-based organization, which provides nonprofits in Kansas and Missouri with business and development services, recognized the following:

The Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri, which won an award for an agency with a budget of $1 million or more.

Sheffield Place, with a budget of $1 million or less.

Connections to Success, which won a special recognition award for its creative efforts in expanding their mission.

Blue Cross executive to speak

David Gentile, president and chief executive officer of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City, will speak at a May 29 program in Overland Park. Gentile will be at a breakfast program for the Executive Leadership Series sponsored by the Overland Park Chamber of Commerce.

The program runs from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton Kansas City-Overland Park, 10100 College Blvd.

Advance registration is required. More information: 913-491-3600 or

Insurance appointment

Joyce Banks has been named comptroller of the Kansas Insurance Department in Topeka, replacing Kathy Bohnhoff, who is retiring from the department after 13 years. Banks has been with the department since 1983, and has been the assistant comptroller since 2012.

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